Broad coalition launches effort to help resettle Afghan refugees; Hogan urges aid

Following the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan, this new initiative, Welcome.US, allows Americans to easily donate money to frontline organizations, host families or provide essential services.

Hoyer slams Trump’s border emergency claims, says there’s no border crisis

WASHINGTON — With the threat of another government shutdown looming, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, took aim Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s claims of a border emergency, saying “there is no crisis.” “The bottom line he found is (the…

Montgomery County says no change in policy despite presidential executive order on immigration

SILVER SPRING, Maryland–They are refugees, undocumented and documented immigrants, and residents with green cards. But Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the county has no plans to change its policies when it comes to how they are all treated, despite…

CASA joins protest at White House opposing executive order on immigration

WASHINGTON — Protesters from Prince George’s County-based CASA joined with others in a demonstration across the street from the White House Wednesday. The groups were voicing their opposition to President Trump’s executive order cutting funding to cities promising sanctuary to undocumented…

UMD students protest, seek more action from university’s president

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland–University of Maryland students at the College Park campus walked out of classes Wednesday afternoon as part of a protest to President Trump’s executive order concerning refugees and immigrants. The students called for more support from University President…

Maryland groups, citizens and attorney general join suits against travel order

WASHINGTON – A refugee resettlement group based in Silver Spring, Maryland, has joined the legal fight against President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations in the Middle East and Africa. HIAS – represented by the ACLU,…

Cardin Stands Behind Obama’s ISIS Strategy, Refugee Policy

Following a visit from the French ambassador to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday afternoon, the panel’s top Democrat, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, reaffirmed his support for President Obama’s foreign policy in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Gov. Hogan requests State Dept. pause Syrian resettlements in Maryland 

There have been 38 Syrian refugees resettled in Maryland since Jan. 1, 2014

After O’Malley’s Appeals for More Syrian Refugees, Obama Administration Signals Shift

After repeated calls from former Maryland governor and presidential candidate Martin O’Malley for the United States to take more Syrian refugees, the Obama administration is signaling that it may be ready to do just that.

Gov. O’Malley Asks Hispanic Lawyers For Help With State’s Refugee Children

Martin O’Malley addressed a crowded ballroom at The Hispanic National Bar Association, asking for their help providing legal representation for the state’s refugees from Central America.